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salt bin froze so i sprayed it with calcium....pic's

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by powerjoke, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. powerjoke

    powerjoke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,341

    today i went to get ready to load trucks and the bin was frozen solid (about 10") so i busted it with the loader and then put about 40gal of calcium chloride on it.......and 30 min later ..........VOILA i had usable salt with that was back to crushed size:D

    is there anything this stuff cant do? i am thinking about calling it MAJIC.........o.h. wait that name is taken;)

    so i pre-loaded the trucks and just for extra insurance i sprayed about 10gal on top of the spreader so we'll see about 4:30am if it kept it from freezing
     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2009
  2. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    That's good to know. I'm surprised it worked so quick, I hate when the pile goes hard like that. Generally I just spread it out and drive over it. I wish I had a Dakota floater!:cry:
     
  3. powerjoke

    powerjoke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,341

    sell ya one :D
     
  4. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    I guess I could expense the trip out there to see you then. Hmmn Dodges usually sell by the pound don't they!:D
     
  5. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    O no Rick


    You sprayed it in the truck already??

    From what I under stand you have about a hour to unload it of it will harden to a block
     
  6. mulcahy mowing

    mulcahy mowing Senior Member
    Messages: 718

    nice fix

    good luck out there in the morning
     
  7. Snowpower

    Snowpower Senior Member
    Messages: 636

    Doh!.............
     
  8. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    It's hard to tell when Clappers being serious!!:confused:
     
  9. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    No joke !!!

    I'm dead Serious !!!
     
  10. Mike S

    Mike S PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    I Know that it will work for a little bit but when it hardens up after put calcium on it it turns into unbreakable chunks so Ron is on the right track too.
     
  11. powerjoke

    powerjoke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,341

    I went out this morning at 4 am and it was in the low teen's * and all the salt in the v-box flowed perfectly and came back after another load and the salt in the bin was'nt hard either

    i am so glad to be able to say you guys were wrong(don't take it the wrong way) but this way i don't have t dynamite my salt bin :D
     
  12. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    LOL Rick, Maybe its cause you kept it in the heated shop?
     
  13. powerjoke

    powerjoke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,341

    yeah....maybe. it's really hard to say one way or another LOL

    how did i get the salt bin in the shop again:confused:
     
  14. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    I'm not sure how did you :D
     
  15. SNOWLORD

    SNOWLORD Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 610

    Its been real cold here in mn and the last semi load of salt i got was damp so needless to say at -15 this morining I had concrete in my bin ram scoop and spread out and drive over jump on top of the screen and jump up and down like a monkey at 4am what else could be this much fun
     
  16. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,923

    What are you guys talking about, heat does nothing for thawing out salt. Just ask 92XT or whatever his troll name is. :dizzy: